Category Archives: Taking my Body Back

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 in 2010, Jennifer Merschdorf chronicles her “new normal” while training for the YSC Tour de Pink rides to take her body back from cancer. You will also find posts on body image, sexuality and other topics unique to young women with breast cancer.

Take Charge of Your Diet!

Proper nutrition is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. A good diet is even more important for young women facing breast cancer. Some types of chemotherapy may leave women with challenging weight problems—they can cause survivors to gain weight in … Continue reading

Categories: Women's Health Week

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

As a woman who runs an organization focused on supporting women, I am psyched that this week is National Women’s Health Week. Did you know that today marks the start of an entire week to focus on woman’s health? How … Continue reading

Cheers to Our Nurses

Today marks the start of National Nurses Week in which we celebrate the important role nurses play in healthcare. As a young survivor, I personally understand the vital role nurses play when you’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond. At the start, you have so … Continue reading

The Weight of Uncertainty

As we near the end of Stress Awareness Month, we’d like to share a blog written by Melissa Eppard, a young survivor, wife, and mother who lives in the Hudson Valley of New York. Melissa works as a Life Coach, … Continue reading

Infertility After Breast Cancer

Many young women may be diagnosed with breast cancer before having any children or may not be finished building a family at the time of their diagnosis. You may have many questions regarding whether breast cancer or its treatment will impact … Continue reading

When Illness becomes Wellness

Every breast cancer survivor likely remembers the exact place and moment they got the news. In a time filled with unknown terms, treatments, surgeries and side effects, I can understand why the focus is on the illness. But when does … Continue reading

How I Regained My Smile Following Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 is rough. You are quickly thrown into a world of decision-making and self-advocacy; where the balance between quality and quantity of life looms over you while physicians and family each provide their opinions. … Continue reading

10 Truths About Great Sex

Intimacy after a breast cancer diagnosis can be a challenge. When Rachel Venning, Babeland’s other co-founder and my business partner of more than 20 years, and I wrote Moregeasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex, a key part of it was … Continue reading

Heart Health & You: Before, During & After Treatment

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month and today is “Go Red Day” where everyone wears red to raise awareness of heart disease and donate to “Go Red for Women,” which supports educational programming on heart disease.   Why should we, … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Top Tips for Holiday Self-Care

This time of year is different from no other except that, perhaps, the expectations are higher. We are all busy beings, and maybe this year, even for just an afternoon, we can choose to actually focus on the human being part of … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back